Issue Media Group | Detroit, Michigan | 2005
Issue Media Group’s
flagship publication was born of Brian Boyle and Paul Schutt’s frustration with a lack of coverage of emerging neighborhoods, projects, dynamic people, and entrepreneurs against a backdrop of Detroit’s “brain drain.” Model D,
Issue Media Group's flagship publication,
was launched in 2005 with support from a coalition of visionary urban developers, anchor institutions with deep roots in the city, and service organizations supporting new residents and businesses. Model D quickly established itself as an important new voice and media model, particularly as traditional media declined.
Embracing a solutions journalism approach to reporting, Model D was one of the nation's first publications to embrace the storytelling style. Now a rapidly growing field, solutions journalism focuses on rigorously reporting on what’s working rather than a conflict-driven news style that’s currently losing audience at unprecedented rates.
Today, Issue Media Group operates 20 publications
across the Midwest.
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